Win a copy of A Volcanic Guide to Tongariro National Park RRP $39.99

A field guide to the volcanoes, volcanic features and dramatic landscapes of Tongariro National Park.  By Karen Williams

New Zealand sits precariously on the collision zone between the continental Australian Plate and the Oceanic Pacific Plate, one of the most active tectonic settings in the world. At the apex of New Zealand's most concentrated area of geothermal activity is the Tongariro Volcanic Centre, a zone slowly widening as the Earth's crust is stretched and thinned by the relentless forces beneath. 

Tongariro Field Guide provides a comprehensive introduction to the Tongariro Volcanic Centre and the incredible forces that shape and mould the landscape. It tells the turbulent history of the volcanoes, explains the inherent processes at work with detailed photographs and diagrams, identifies the volcanic features found in the park - vents, peaks and flows - and shows you where to find them on the park's famous walks and tracks.

Included are the post-eruption events of Ruapehu in 1995-1996, the long-predicted dam burst of the Crater Lake and safe passage of the major lahar in 2007, and the recent eruptions from Mount Tongariro, the first from this volcano in a century. On a smaller scale, Tongariro Field Guide updates the research work of New Zealand scientists, including the study of ash layers using improved techniques to reveal previously incorrect predictions about the age of the volcanoes in the area.

GetFrank is pleased to offer our viewers a chance to win a copy A Volcanic Guide to Tongariro National Park RRP $39.99. To enter simply comment below then head over to our Current Events & Sports Forum to make a decent contribution to finalize your entry.


Winner(S): Micht

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  • bart says
    I must go sometime..shame on me for not exploring more of NZ!
    This year ill go do the walk :)
  • Nos4R2D2 says
    This would make a great festive gift for my Dad please, thank you.
  • Sam says
    Looks like a great read. Have been to Tongario National Park and it is so amazing so to learn more about it would be awesome
  • Marley says
    Great read.
  • jb2610 says
    Looks like an interesting read.
  • Would be a fantastic read!!
  • Nice book.
  • rps says
  • kevin says
  • This is a great hot spot. Would really like to return soon. Seeing it through the eyes of someone else is good enough for now though :)

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